What is ProtoWall.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ProtoWall.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ProtoWall.exe file information

The process known as ProtoWall belongs to software ProtoWall by Bluetack Internet Security Solutions (

Description: ProtoWall.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ProtoWall.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 741,376 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 737,280 bytes or 671,744 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no information about the author of the file. The ProtoWall.exe file is not a Windows core file. ProtoWall.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with ProtoWall.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ProtoWall (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ProtoWall.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ProtoWall.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

p2p Security system, IP blocking program
  aredale   (further information)
it is a firewall
It blocks specified IP addresses like large companies
Driver-based IP-Blocker like PeerGuardian. Use of CPU: very low.
  Fiffy   (further information)
internet packet filter designed for blocking large internet areas, typically used for blocking p2p-hostile companies (mpaa, riaa, and their supporters)
IP Blocking - It is NOT a firewall
this is a ndis packet filtering app that will block ip addesss's
  damaster   (further information)
it seems harmless to me but I´m no expert, keep it updated if using p2p and be aware it may stop some wanted websites from loading properly (eg.
It is an IP triggered wall, design to block a host of snoops from your system. Used in conjunction with the blocklist manager, you can totally stifle the information mafia.
  Zaphod   (further information)
IP Blocking - very good

Summary: Average user rating of ProtoWall.exe: based on 9 votes with 11 user comments. 9 users think ProtoWall.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade ProtoWall.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ProtoWall issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ProtoWall. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ProtoWall.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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